STILL STANDING

INTERPLAY JOINS WITH ANSHE CHESED FAIRMOUNT TEMPLE

TO PRESENT

STILL STANDING: A Musical Survival Guide for Life’s Catastrophes

Written and performed by ANITA HOLLANDER

SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH

New York-based actor/singer/songwriter ANITA HOLLANDER wrote her evening of original songs to chronicle a journey that began when she was a college student stricken with cancer. A recurrence when she was 26 led to the amputation of one leg, leaving her to perform for more than three decades on the other one. The New York Times review of STILL STANDING called her “provocative, funny, moving, communicative and beautifully polished [with] a wide rainbow of vocal colors that she uses with dramatic sensitivity as well as comic insights…. plus a charming presence that flavors everything she does.” She has performed the show off Broadway, at the White House, across America and around the world. She returns to her native Cleveland for this one-time event, with her sister Rachel signing for the hearing impaired.

A $10 donation is requested at the door, by cash or check. The event is underwritten, in part, by the Roy and Eunice Berko Fund at Interplay.

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ULYSSES ON BOTTLES

ULYSSES ON BOTTLES

By Gilad Evron

Translated by Evan Fallenberg

Directed by Scott Miller and featuring Bob Abelman, Joel Hammer*, Laura Perrotta*, Chris Richards* & Greg White (*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Assn)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 & MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 2017, both at 7 p.m.

Hosted by DOBAMA THEATRE, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., OH

A man known only as “Ulysses” has just sailed his raft made of plastic bottles through a naval blockade of Gaza. His cargo: cartons of Russian Literature destined for Palestinians living there. Israeli authorities are obliged to charge him for his act of defiance, but in so doing, they must listen to what motivated it. The Jerusalem Post called Ulysses on Bottles “an allegory on the definition of freedom, what it means, what it entails and what it demands.” Ulysses was named winner of the 2012 Israel Theatre Prize for Best Original Play.

Discussion follows both performances.

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Please Don’t Ask About Becket

PLEASE DON’T ASK ABOUT BECKET

By Wendy Graf

Directed by Lester Thomas Shane and featuring: Austin Gonser, Jeffrey Grover*,

Meghan Grover, Tracee Patterson* and Derdriu Ring*

*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Assn.

SUNDAY, JULY 9, at 2 p.m.

and MONDAY, JULY 10, at 7 p.m.

DOBAMA THEATRE, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., OH

Years after her twin brother, Becket’s disappearance, Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of him. Emily’s journey to self-awareness as an individual, separate from her twin and from the rest of the Diamonds is at the heart of this evocative memory play. L.A. critics called the play “funny and poignant,” “ravaging” and  “storytelling brilliance.”

WENDY GRAF’S other produced works include: All American Girl; Closely Related Keys;  the GLAAD Award-winning No Word in Guyanese for Me; Behind the Gates; Dorothy Silver New Play Contest Finalist, Leipzig; The Book of Esther; and Lessons, staged by the late, esteemed director, Gordon Davidson. Her newest title is Unemployed Elephants – A Love Story. She will lead audience discussion after both performances, with Lester Shane sharing the stage on July 9th.

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Now Circa Then

Now Circa Then

by Carly Mensch

in staged readings directed by Jacqi Loewy

and featuring Khadiyah Desilva and Michael Knobloch

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, at 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Meet Julian and Josephine, an immigrant couple on New York’s Lower East Side, circa 1890. Meet Gideon and Margie, an unlikely pair of historical reenactors, circa now, who play Julian and Josephine for guests visiting a restored 19th century tenement museum. As they float from parlor to kitchen to bedroom, they move in and out of character. It turns out they both struggle with the same life choices that transcend time and demographics.

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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED

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